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Posted on July 9 at 3:50 a.m.

This was news a month ago, on June 10, 2014. Of course, it wasn't posted on your regular home page, so you couldn't comment on it. I get that; I'm addicted too. Dewd, you're crazy, you need to get laid or at least learn self-love. Nothing sick about self-love, though you say it is on another thread.

I love a dolphin pod!

I care not what one's major is/was, a liberal arts education is a good thing. I still appreciate it, and my parents believed in it and assisted. I went to UCSB when it was affordable; started at SBCC. Literature, history and philosophy are not a bad preparation for law, admin, non-profit admin, health care admin, and more. I'm evil, I worked at Planned Parenthood clinics and paid for several friends' abortions and/or birth control. I'm female, wasn't wriggling out of anything.

Thomsen was in the Independent news May 1, '14. Maybe this is where I first heard of her: http://www.independent.com/news/2012/...

Funny, no one paid her any attention back then.

On First UCSB PhD in Feminist Studies

Posted on June 9 at 1:15 p.m.

So many think Rodger's case is bad... Look at the history of the Seattle Pacific University shooter:
CNN "Ybarra had several run-ins with police in recent years. He was taken into custody in 2010 and 2012 for a mental health hold, Mountlake Terrace Assistant Police Chief Pete Caw told CNN. In both cases, authorities determined Ybarra was intoxicated, incoherent and suicidal, Caw said."

Greater detail:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationn...

Yet his weapons were reportedly legally purchased. How can this be prevented without locking someone up _before_ they commit an illegal act? Back to asylums? Maybe. Forced care/medication (Laura's law)? Maybe.

On Isla Vista Killer's April 30 Check-Up

Posted on June 3 at 9:49 p.m.

Xanax is Alprazolam, a benzodiazepine, as is Valium. It, and that class of drugs, is/are not related to SSRI's or SNRI's.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alprazolam

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serotoni...

SSRI's stopped me from hurting myself, helped me control my anger when nothing else did, including the supplements mentioned in this letter. They helped my immediate, extreme, acute depression due to job stress, and longer-term hormonal issues that prevented me from functioning well. I never turned my anger on any other person, I usually punched walls and offended people. Yes, I broke fingers. These drugs are not all bad. Granted, I did not take them as a teen. But I did have the symptoms and problems that got worse as I aged and am grateful for these drugs. Yes, I've experienced numbness; I adjust my dose or go off the drugs.
Nothing is black and white, all bad or all good.
I don't give a crap about sharing too much. I fight against the stigma.

On The Trouble with SSRIs

Posted on June 3 at 8:49 p.m.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochlocracy
Yes, I had to look it up. Note spelling. Thanks for the new word, DrDan.
Ken, thanks for the music. Botany? Oh, never mind.

M is tight!

http://www.sbcvote.com/elect/resource...

MEASURE M2014 COUNTY FACILITIES MAINTENANCE ORDINANCE
Polling VBM Total
Number of Precincts 200 0 200
Precincts Reporting 19 0 19 9.5 %
Vote For 1 1 1
Total Votes 0 38225 38225
Yes 0 19406 19406 50.77%
No 0 18819 18819 49.23%

On No on Measure M

Posted on June 3 at 8:30 p.m.

Interesting, a good lesson. I've never had a bad cab driver. My regular bartender usually called a cab; I met very good drivers. I also ended up, a few years ago, with a great driver from Lucky's, who took my friend and I to and from a planned, multicourse dinner.
Sunshine Taxi was fantastic -- great with dogs in the car!
Jill at Economy -- yes, I realize how long ago that was.
Recently, Ben, night shift, SB Yellow Cab. He offered to help me to my door. I know that could be a subterfuge. I'm a single female.
Does Summer at Uber have a phone number for luddites? HA ha (Nelson laugh). I don't go out much anymore.

On Cabbies Take Uber Drivers to Task

Posted on May 30 at 1:44 p.m.

I had to call them today to ask that I be taken off their (junk) mailing list. No thanks, I do not want to host a student. Don't believe I've ever gotten mail from them before.

On Foreigners Flock to S.B.

Posted on May 29 at 7:24 p.m.

If we are all "outliers," then the term is meaningless and no need to use it. We're not all outliers.

On Isla Vista Memorial Shouts “Not One More”

Posted on May 29 at 6:20 p.m.

Apart from the Rodger case -- I caught that ep of On Patrol while channel surfing. Was glad to see my opinion of a neighbor verified as she argued and cursed the police and blocked them with her feet and legs as they had to carry her down the stairs because she was so unreasonable and would not speak with them. All this for a noise/disturbing the peace/large party in a residential neighborhood complaint?! Which was made several times over the past few months. Obnoxious, affluent SBCC student brat. Yes, neighbors had written the property owner and called police. Thank you, officers.

On Isla Vista Killer's April 30 Check-Up

Posted on May 28 at 2:26 p.m.

Thanks, EastBeach. It was obvious something was up with the content of that post, and the formatting was a dead giveaway. The original author should learn the difference between "gentile" and "genteel."

On Isla Vista Memorial Shouts “Not One More”

Posted on May 28 at 2:12 p.m.

Yes, there is:
http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?...

Comment, NOT mine, from May 22:
"There are many people with compassion and concern for Duke & Daisy. On the first occasion the dogs got loose they attacked a cat, which had to be euthanized.The owner was given a warning letter.The dogs got loose 2 more times resulting in additional cat deaths.As required by law a dangerous dog hearing was held on April 21.According to SBC Codes, a “Dangerous dog” means any dog which:(a) Has bitten or caused serious injury to a person or domestic animal without provocation; or (b) Menaces or attempts to bite or attack any person without provocation, or destroys property.Evidence presented at the hearing indicated the dogs had gotten loose and injured or killed a cat without provocation on at least 3 separate occasions.Based on this evidence and the legal definition, the dogs were deemed to be dangerous.Local law directs that if dogs are considered dangerous we cannot proceed with a conditional release to DAWG or any other rescue group.Dogs remain in custody of SBC AS.We are sad for all "

On Daisy and Duke at Risk

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